Bay Area Siberian Husky club
Rating: 5 stars 3 3 reviews
2633 S Bascom Ave Campbell CA 95008 USA
We are a club that has fun with sibeiran huskies and northern breed dogs. We rescue siberians from shelters in the bay area and find them new homes. We also help with the medical needs of siberians as we can
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San Francisco Bay Area
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BASH Husky Hikes
Once every month or so, BASH hosts a Saturday or Sunday “Husky Hike” for members, friends, and recent adopting owners in one of the many dog friendly venues of the greater bay area.
Two long time BASH members and experienced husky owners, and life-long area residents, Dennis and Greta put together a tailgate snack breakfast, with coffee, tea, and other beverages to start off a morning excursion for people and dogs along hiking trails that are dog friendly, scenic and enjoyable by the attending people, and comfortable and safe for our dogs. Any where from 4 to 16 people with assorted numbers of dogs have enjoyed our walks, with usually 5 to 8 eight people coming along.
Maps, park information, and directions are provided on the BASH web site and other information is sent out on the BASH e-mail system, which is also used for notification for changes, cancellations, or weather warnings.
The hikes vary in difficulty and types of terrain, and the available amenities like tables or bathrooms, but are usually two to four hours in length, with options for varying levels of fitness and dog handling experience. We usually start around the venue opening time, around 8:00 or 8:30 AM, in order to enjoy cooler temperatures for our heavy-coated dogs, as well as to avoid crowds that arrive later in the day.
So far, we’ve enjoyed group hikes at Several East Bay Regional Parks, including Sunol Valley Regional Wilderness, Coyote Hills Park, Alameda Creek Trail and Quarry Lakes, and Pioneer/Dry Creek/Garin Park. We have also made hikes through Edwards Preserve at Newark, Greyhound Rock County Beach near Davenport, Stulsaft Park in Redwood City, Almaden Quicksilver County Park , Uvas Canyon County Park near Morgan Hill, and Little Buddha Retreat near Aptos.
Our reasons for staging these expeditions for people and dogs are many. It is really a pleasure to spend time outdoors with our own dogs and socialize with other dog owners. In addition, we talk and teach a lot -- about northern breeds and dog handling in general, about dog diets and health, about hiking and camping and sledding with dogs. We allow all the dogs to socialize with each other, and introduce people to parks and hikes and the trail etiquette they otherwise might not know about. At the same time, many people in the parks are delighted to see Huskies close up, and learn about our breed, dogs, and dog rescue.
Some people might hesitate to hike out all on their own, or need a little help and introduction to their dogs and the outdoors, don’t know where to find the places they may enjoy , or just wouldn’t get started with their dogs without the incentives of coffee, strawberries,and mini-pastries first thing in the morning. And Husky Hikes are our way of support people who undertake the challenges of keeping these wonderful, active, ever-shedding and too-smart-for-their-own-good companions.
After the Husky Hikes I usually do write-ups or chronicals of our adventures and post on the BASH newsletter/web site, providing enough information and descriptions and pictures so that other dog oriented people can better manage and enjoy their dogs!
Greta Huhtala-Koehn, BASH Co-Activity Director June15, 2016